Competencies, learning outcomes and forms of assessment: the use of Tuning Methodology in Russia

  • Artur Demchuk Lomonossov Moscow State University
  • Yevgeniya Karavaeva Lomonossov Moscow State University, Association of Classical Universities of Russia (ACUR)
  • Yelena Kovtun Lomonossov Moscow State University, Association of Classical Universities of Russia (ACUR)
  • Svetlana Rodionova Bashkir State University
Keywords: competencies, learning outcomes, assessment of learning outcomes, Tuning methodology

Abstract

The article is focused on the correlation of competencies, learning outcomes and the methods of their assessment in the course of current, interim (end-of-module) and final assessment. It provides a general idea of the background and difficulties associated with the use of competence based learning in the Russian context. We propose an algorithm developed by the experts of Association of Classical Universities of Russia based on the methodology of the Tuning Educational Structures in Europe (TUNING) international project with special emphasis on assessing achievement of learning outcomes. By way of illustration, the undergraduate programmes in Philology and Psychology are discussed.

Published online: 23 December 2015

Author Biographies

Artur Demchuk, Lomonossov Moscow State University

ARTUR DEMCHUK (arthur@leadnet.ru) is Associate professor and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Political Science at the Lomonossov Moscow State University (Russia). His research activities focus on comparative politics, conflict management, and methodological approaches to the modernization of Russian higher education. He has more than 15 years of experience in working with the Curriculum Development Association in classical university education. He participates in a number of international projects in the field of higher education, including TEMPUS projects. Association of Classical Universities of Russia (ACUR). Mr. Demchuk holds a PhD in Philosophy (Lomonossov Moscow State University, Russia).

Yevgeniya Karavaeva, Lomonossov Moscow State University, Association of Classical Universities of Russia (ACUR)

YEVGENIYA KARAVAEVA (karavaeva@rector.msu.ru) is Deputy Vice-Rector of Lomonossov Moscow State University (Russia), Executive Director of the Association of the Classical Universities of Russia (ACUR). She has a PhD degree in Physics and Mathematics (Lomonosov Moscow State University). Her research interests focus on the modernization of Higher Professional Education, including the adaptation of the European methodological approaches to the Russian educational environment, and University Management and Quality Control. Between 2005 and 2015 she coordinated more than 10 research projects on innovation in education (funded by the Russian Ministry of Science and Education). From 2006 to 2007, Dr. Karavaeva was a member of the Task Force of the Russian Ministry of Science and Education that designed and developed a new model ‘Federal Educational Standard’. She participates in a number of international projects in the field of higher education and has published more than 50 articles on the development of higher education and innovation in education in Russia and abroad.

Yelena Kovtun, Lomonossov Moscow State University, Association of Classical Universities of Russia (ACUR)

YELENA KOVTUN (kovelen@mail.ru) is Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Philology at the Lomonossov Moscow State University (Russia) and Chair of Slavic and Central European Studies at the Russian State University for the Humanities. Her research activities focus on Slavic culture and literature, theory and history of science fiction, and methodological approaches to the modernization of Russian higher education. She has more than 20 years of experience in working with the Curriculum Development Association in classical university education as the Secretary and Deputy Chair of the Council on Curriculum Development in Philology. Since 2000 she participates in a number of international projects in the field of higher education, including adaptation of the European teaching methods in Russia (TUNING RUSSIA project included). She is an expert of the Association of Classical Universities of Russia (ACUR). Dr. Kovtun holds a PhD in Philology (Lomonossov Moscow State University, Russia).

Svetlana Rodionova, Bashkir State University

SVETLANA RODIONOVA (rse14@mail.ru) is Associate professor of the Chair for Contemporary Russian Linguistics and Head of Curriculum Development Department at Bashkir State University (Ufa). She graduated from Lomonossov Moscow State University, Russia and has a PhD degree in Philology. Her research interests focus on Russian language semantics. She authored more than 100 publications including articles on teaching philological disciplines and on the modernization of higher education in Russia. From 1992 to 2015 she used to be a member of the Presidium of the Council on Curriculum Development in Philology of the Curriculum Development Association in classical university education. She is currently an expert of the Association of Classical Universities of Russia (ACUR). Dr. Rodionova was a member of the Task Force of the Russian Ministry of Science and Education that designed and developed a new ‘Federal Educational Standard’ in Philology. Between 2005 and 2013 she coordinated 3 and participated in 7 projects on innovation in education (funded by the Russian Ministry of Science and Education).

References

Decree of Ministry of Education and Science of Russian Federation No. 1367 of 19 December 2013: On Approval of the Procedure of Organization and Implementation of Learning Activity of Higher Education Programs – Bachelor, Specialist and Master Degree Programs”.

Decree of Ministry of Education and Science of Russian Federation No. 1061 of 12 September 2013: “On the Approval of the Lists of Higher Education Fields of Study”.

E.N. Kovtun and E.V. Karavaeva, “Adapting the Tuning Programme Profiles to the Needs of Russian Higher Education.” Tuning Journal for Higher Education 1, no. 1 (November 2013): 187-202, http://www.tuningjournal.org.

State Contract No. 12.P20.11.0019 of 28 October 2011, the grant recipient (2011- 2013) – the Association of Classical Universities of Russia. http://www.acur.msu.ru/monitoring.php.

The Tuning Russia. http://www.tuningrussia.org.

Published
2015-12-23
How to Cite
Demchuk, Artur, Yevgeniya Karavaeva, Yelena Kovtun, and Svetlana Rodionova. 2015. “Competencies, Learning Outcomes and Forms of Assessment: The Use of Tuning Methodology in Russia”. Tuning Journal for Higher Education 3 (1), 149-85. https://doi.org/10.18543/tjhe-3(1)-2015pp149-185.